(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In a hardly surprising, though notable discovery, a poll has found that most GOP voters would like to see a new House of Representatives speaker who would be “loyal” to former President Donald Trump.
Last week, California Republican Kevin McCarthy was deposed as House speaker after a motion to vacate by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), with eight GOP legislators joining 208 Democrats in favor of the ouster.
Close to two-thirds of Republican voters – or 59% – prefer a new House speaker who is “loyal” to Trump, according to a recent survey by CBS News and YouGov cited by The Hill.
The poll also found that among MAGA Republicans, the respective share is even higher – at 84%.
Former President Trump, who endorsed McCarthy in January, stated he would like to see a new House speaker who would be his ally.
The 45th president of the United States has now endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio to become the next speaker.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) also vies for the top House post, The Washington Times reports.
According to the survey, 49% of GOP voters think the new speaker should be from the MAGA movement. Among MAGA Republicans, that share is 85%.
At the same time, 58% of the right-wing voters think the new GOP speaker of the House should work with Democrats – as do 43% of MAGA Republicans.
More than two-thirds – 72% – of the respondents in the poll said they wanted the new speaker to impeach President Joe Biden, an effort already launched by former Speaker McCarthy in September.
The CBS and YouGov survey established that Republican voters are almost equally split on whether they approved of McCarthy’s removal – with 53% saying they did and 47% saying they did not.
When questioned about how McCarthy’s ouster would affect the nation, 25% of the polled US voters said it would be for the better, 23% stated it would be bad, and 51% said it wouldn’t cause changes.
Among all US voters polled, 71% said the new GOP House speaker should work with Democrats, and 51% stated the new speaker should “speak up to the MAGA movement.”
The CBS-YouGov poll was conducted from October 4-6 among 2,155 US voters with a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.